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SJP, JSU at odds over Israel Fest 2017

By Morgan Caplan For the Mitzpeh @m_caplan6 After Students for Justice in Palestine, amongst others, interrupted the Israel Fest events of 2016, the organization has already begun its counter movement to this year’s festival, seeking an end to ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Kayla Kaplan and Benjamin Douek

By Amanda Engel Features editor @acdrazen   Benjamin Douek is a junior history major from Potomac, Maryland. He said he signed up for Mitzpeh Matchmaker "to be in the Mitzpeh and to get free things." Kayla Kaplan is a senior hearing ...

Students juggle religious, scholastic commitments for Passover

By Tom Hart Staff Writer @Mitzpeh An exodus is coming -- one lesser in scope and stress than the one Jewish students will be remembering on April 10, but the pressure is still on for some. Senior bioengineering major Ben Kaplan will be going back ...

Campus kitchens begin lengthy preparations for Passover

By Alyson Kay Staff writer @alysonlyn     There was no spring break at the Jewish kitchens in College Park. During the week, staff at Hillel, Chabad and MEOR prepared for Passover. At Hillel, the dairy kitchen gets converted into a ...

Hillel, Chabad offer Passover celebrations on campus

By Jamie Kerner For the Mitzpeh @JamieKerner_ Passover is an eight-day period filled with matzah and other flourless food. Families travel short and long distances to celebrate and eat at the seder table together. Because Passover starts during the ...

Students choose to dedicate breaks to service through Maryland Hillel Alternative Break

By Nicole Reisinger For the Mitzpeh @nareising     Spring break is upon us, and some students are either catching up on some well-deserved sleep, bingeing the newest show on Netflix, working on class assignments trying to get ahead, ...

Some graduation ceremonies will fall on Shabbat, students disappointed

By Jon Orbach For the Mitzpeh @jorbachh A number of observant students will be left out on graduation, as some schools’ commencement ceremonies fall on Shabbat, according to this university’s official commencement website. While the campus-wide ...

UT passes Jewish support resolution, UMD students discuss pros, cons

By Abigail Bentz For the Mitzpeh @abigailkbentz     The University of Texas student government unanimously passed a resolution to declare support for their Jewish student body March 7. Should this university consider doing the ...

JLIC couple set to leave after first year at UMD Hillel

By Jack Wisniewski For the Mitzpeh @Jaywizzywizard With the news that Maryland Hillel will be losing a Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus couple at the end of the semester, they face the task of finding a replacement for the 2017 fall semester....

How well do you know the Jewish holiday Purim?

  With Purim coming up, we asked members of the University community what they knew about the holiday and why it may not be as well-known as others. Tom Hart/Mitzpeh